Category: South Asia

Taliban capture four Indian helicopters

Taliban fighters with Indian helicopter. Photo- Twitter By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 24 August 2021: Before the fall of Kabul when Taliban fighters captured the Kunduz Airport, they reportedly got hold of four attack helicopters donated to the Afghan Air Force (AAF) by India in 2019. One was a Mi24 […]

Taliban conduct judgement based on past actions, say academics

By Neeraj Nanda MELBOURNE, 23 August 2021: The astonishing Taliban 2.0 takeover in Kabul on 15 August 2021, is being widely debated in academic circles. Whether the Taliban 2.0, news savvy and PR oriented, are different from Taliban 1.0, is the hot topic. A week after taking power a govt […]

MUSINGS: Afghanistan in my album and later…

Afghanistan stamps in my album. By Neeraj Nanda MELBOURNE, 22 August 2021: Afghanistan is making news for reasons we all know. In a social media-driven scenario, the Taliban takeover and the news of the demise of superpower United States are on everyone’s lips. But, in my childhood days, Afghanistan was […]

India: Women’s groups, NGOs to observe ‘Afghan Solidarity Day’

By SAT News Desk/Counterview Desk India: Several campaign organizations*, including women’s groups, giving a national call to organize Afghan solidarity demonstrations across India on August 23, making a direct attack on the Taliban takeover, have said that, today, “the liberties and lives of Afghanistan’s feminists, human rights activists, care workers, […]

NEWS ANALYSIS: Afghanistan back to square one

By Neeraj Nanda* MELBOURNE, 13 August 2021: The security situation in Afghanistan is rapidly deteriorating amid the capture of provincial capitals one after another by the Taliban and it is soon expected to be knocking at Kabul doors. When that happens is anybody’s guess. The US-trained Afghan forces’ resistance is […]